Publication Date: Nov 19, 2020
This table appears in the Community Engagement Learning Module and is included to provide an accessible version.
|Public participation goal||To provide the public with balanced and objective information to assist them in understanding the problem, alternatives, opportunities, and/or solutions.||To obtain public feedback on analysis alternatives and/or decisions.||To work directly with the public throughout the process to ensure that public concerns and aspirations are consistently understood and considered.||To partner with the public in each aspect of the decision including the development of alternatives and the identification of the preferred solution.||To give the public the power to make final decisions.|
|Promise to the Public||We will keep you informed.||We will keep you informed, listen to and acknowledge concerns and aspirations, and provide feedback on how public input influenced the decision.||We will work with you to ensure that your concerns and aspirations are directly reflected in the alternatives developed and provide feedback on how public input influenced the decision.||We will look to you for advice on formulating solutions and incorporate your recommendations into our decisions to the maximum extent.||We will implement what you decide.|
|Example techniques||Fact sheets, web sites, open houses||Public comment, focus groups, surveys, public meetings||Workshops, deliberative polling||Citizen advisory committees, consensus- building, participatory decision-making||Citizen juries, ballots, delegated decision|